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Caption for Annfield Plain, Front Street 1951: Annfield Plain, to the north-west of Durham, was one of several towns to attract industrial development as the number of active pits declined. Ransomes & Marles brought jobs to the town when they opened a ball-bearing plant.

Memories of Annfield Plain

The date given for this picture is incorrect. The school opened in 1966 as Annfield Plain Grammar Technical School; I moved here from Annfield Plain Junior Mixed School the following year and left after taking my A-Levels in 1974. Following the move to comprehensive education, it was renamed as Greencroft Comprehensive (...Read full memory)

My dad's best friend was George Barker born 1925ish. He lived in Annfield Plain and his dad was a fruit and potato merchant, specialising in bananas, named George W. Barker. Does anyone know anything about this family. Dad is trying to get in touch. G.D. Lomax.

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